May 4, 2024

High Point University Commencement: Glenn Stearns Inspires Graduates to Embrace Challenges

Aliya Sumar, PR Specialist
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High Point University's 2024 Commencement ceremony was a momentous occasion, filled with pride, celebration, and valuable advice for the graduating class. Among the esteemed guests was Glenn Stearns, a renowned entrepreneur, and the star of Discovery Channel's "Undercover Billionaire." Stearns, the founder and CEO of Kind Lending, and host of the inspiring podcast "Grit Happens," captivated the audience with his keynote address.

Stearns' message resonated deeply with the graduates. He spoke openly about his own life experiences, highlighting his battles with cancer, a challenging childhood, and the financial devastation of the Great Recession. Despite these setbacks, Stearns' message was one of resilience and growth. He encouraged graduates to embrace life's inevitable challenges, recognizing that both triumphs and struggles contribute to personal development.

"My theme," Stearns shared, "is more on adaptation. You've been very good at that so far. You've learned a lot about that, and I guess I'll try to convince you that living in the middle, being comfortable, is not such a great place to be, being ordinary. We all know we want to be extraordinary, right? So, staying in the middle is not somewhere that you're ever going to be able to grow."

Stearns' powerful words resonated with the graduating class, urging them to step outside their comfort zones and embrace growth opportunities. His message resonated not just with the graduates but with the entire High Point University community.

In recognition of his remarkable achievements and entrepreneurial spirit, High Point University President Dr. Nido Qubein presented Glenn Stearns with an Honorary Doctorate of Entrepreneurship degree during the ceremony. This prestigious distinction underscores Stearns' significant contributions to the world of business.

The 2024 High Point University Commencement ceremony was a truly inspiring event. Glenn Stearns' keynote address served as a powerful reminder that success often lies beyond our comfort zone. As the graduates embark on the next chapter of their lives, they carry with them the invaluable lessons of resilience, adaptation, and the pursuit of extraordinary heights.

Just like Glenn, Kind Lending believes in empowering individuals to achieve their dreams. If you're looking for a mortgage lender who prioritizes your success and fosters a collaborative environment, visit Kind Lending's to learn more.